Archives for Health

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. The blood service volunteer is an integral member of the collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, escorting and canteen duties, and to watch for post donation reactions. Volunteers should have the ability to relate to the public, be able to perform different jobs as needed and have the willingness to follow the rules. For additional information contact, Manager of Community Relations, R. Jan
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Local Blood Drives To Be Held

Local Blood Drives To Be Held New Jersey Blood Services is conducting local blood drives area which is open to the public. The following drives are scheduled: June 17- Greater Morristown YMCA, Cedar Knolls; 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19- Shoprite, Flanders; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 25- St. Francis Health Resort, Denville; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 25- Moose Lodge 541, Dover; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 26- Madison Area YMCA, Madison; 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 29- Knights of Columbus 3665, Netcong; 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 30- Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel, Florham Park; noon to 6 p.m. New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New
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Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key

Sun, Summer, Skin Care- Prevention Is Key By Cara Connelly The official start of summer may still be a few weeks away but, people are already spending time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Enjoying time at the beach, by the pool, tending to the garden or any outdoor activity carries an increased risk of skin cancer. From the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, anywhere there are living cells, there is a potential for skin cancer. To understand cancer, understand cell growth 101 and its progression. Human bodies are made up of hundreds of
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Safety checklist: a new and expecting mom’s best friend

(BPT) – From a very young age, you’ve integrated safety into your daily life. You learned to look both ways before crossing the street or to buckle up in a car. These things become second nature. If you welcome a precious little bundle of joy into the world, you naturally want to pass on those same safety measures to your children. September is Baby Safety Month. Whether you’re expecting or already have a baby, now is a great time to make sure you’re fully prepared when it comes to safety. It’s important to take the time to re-evaluate your home
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Tips to help kids stay dry and confident through overnight occasions

(BPT) – For the estimated 6 million-plus American children who experience bedwetting, sleepovers, sleep-away camp and vacation can trigger embarrassment, not to mention stress and worry for parents. Compounding the problem, many parents don’t understand that bedwetting is a developmental phase that occurs as a child grows, and few consult their pediatricians about their concerns. In fact, a 2012 survey conducted by Strategy One found that 43 percent of parents incorrectly believe they can train their kids out of bedwetting. “Many parents are unaware that bedwetting is a developmental condition, and not something a child can be trained out of,”
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The fat disease dilemma

One-third of all American adults have one particular disease. That’s more than 35 percent of the entire U.S. adult population. What makes this number so shocking is that we’re not talking about heart disease, cancer or diabetes. We’re talking about obesity and the question – is it really a disease? Obesity is dangerous because it’s directly related to many conditions that make up the leading causes of preventable death. These include health problems like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even some types of cancer. It’s also linked to other dangerous conditions like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), hypertension, hyperlipidemia
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Nearly 1.5 million baby boomers may suffer from chronic Hepatitis C without even knowing it

(BPT) – Did you know that Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer and the number one reason for liver transplants in America? Between 1999 and 2007, more people died from Hepatitis C related complications than HIV. Despite this, many people live with the Hepatitis C virus for years, without experiencing any symptoms, while it silently causes liver damage. At particular risk is the growing population of baby boomers – adults born between 1945 and 1965. Baby boomers account for over 75 percent of Hepatitis C cases and are five times more likely to be infected than those
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Risk of concussion increases with back-to-school sports

(BPT) – When the school season begins, more students will be riding bikes and participating in sports such as football, hockey and soccer. Events such as a bike accident, quick fall or collision with another student during athletic practice resulting in a concussion could cause serious consequences both during the school year and later on in life. Often a person who has a concussion is not aware of having one; concussions can occur even if the person doesn’t lose consciousness. If the individual is on a sports team and returns to play too soon after suffering a concussion, the injury
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One size doesn’t fit all in reproductive health

(BPT) – Every woman knows that in the world of fashion, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all.” Yet for decades, American women have seemingly accepted the “one size fits all” approach when it comes to dealing with reproductive health issues. This one-size approach has meant that each year, thousands of women undergo hysterectomies that they may not need. About 600,000 women have hysterectomies each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet many of these highly invasive surgeries are medically unnecessary. And as more women realize they have options besides a hysterectomy, more women
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Remedies for deadly heat: more than just staying hydrated

(BPT) – Some parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. Las Vegas hit 117 degrees and Phoenix topped the charts at 119 degrees. Salt Lake City also hit the triple digits as did several areas in California. Dry heat or not, residents and visitors were undoubtedly feeling it, and anytime the mercury gets remotely close to these temperatures, staying hydrated is of paramount importance. This is especially the case for anyone participating in outdoor activities or any sort of exercise program. Our bodies produce sweat in order to regulate our core body temperature. As the moisture
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